I needed to build some Virtual Machine images (using packer) for work the other day. I already have a configuration setup for packer (but for AWS) and when trying to add in support for an ‘azure-arm‘ builder, I kept getting the following error message in my web browser as I attempted to authenticate packer with… Continue reading Packer and Azure
A few weeks ago I bought an ASUS PN50 as a new desktop (to replace an aging Intel Skull Canyon NUC, which was starting to crash once a week – presumably with a hardware fault). I’d given up waiting for Intel to release a new NUC version – but of course a few weeks after… Continue reading Asus PN50 Desktop review
10 print “hello again world”
Somehow I’ve only just found out about ‘qshape’. It’s a nice little tool to help show what’s going on, on a postfix based mail server. You can summarise by sender (-s) and choose the queue …. which is a bit easier than trying to spot patterns in the ‘mailq’ output.
I finally got fed up with my Google Pixelbook (nice keyboard, but ChromeOS was just too annoying and it seemed to lack the ‘oomph’ when it came to using e.g. phpStorm). Anyway, I bought a i7 Dell xps 13 (9300 …. it has an i7-1065G7 processor). Random thoughts : It’s fan is quite noisy (not… Continue reading Dell XPS 13 (9300) … first thoughts
My (ignorant) take on white privilege and racism ….
Buster forces a move to nftables, unfortunately fail2ban thinks it’s still using iptables, so nothing gets blocked. To fix ….
Fixing udev so a Titan security key works on Linux …
This might help my future self : SELECT username, password into outfile ‘/tmp/passwords.txt’ fields terminated by ‘:’ optionally enclosed by ” lines terminated by ‘\n’ from mailbox where mailbox.active = 1; and then : john /tmp/passwords.txt …. e.g. root@mail:~# john /tmp/passwords.txt Created directory: /root/.john Loaded 2327 password hashes with 2326 different salts (md5crypt [MD5 32/64… Continue reading john the ripper on crypt passwords out of postfixadmin
One day I’ll give up on the illusion that I actually might post something useful here. Thanks to MonkeySailor. over Christmas I did had an Arduino and some lights. But there are loads of tutorials for it (like: http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-LED-Strip-Holiday-Lighting/ ) , so there’s no point in me trying to document it. Perhaps it’s time for… Continue reading Arduino lights etc.